Chinese Lantern

A lantern is a portable lighting device or mounted light fixers used to illuminate  broad areas.Chinese Lantern is special kinds of lantern used in new year festival. Lanterns may also be used for signaling, as ‘torches’, or as general light sources outdoors. Low light level varieties are used for decoration.Chinese. Lateran festivals are  the festivals when peoples begin to release their sky lanterns for chinese festival

Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

The Chinese Lantern Festival in Taiwan (also known as the Yuanxiao Festival or Shangyuan Festival in China; Chap Goh Meh Festival in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore; Yuen Siu Festival in Hong Kong, and “Tết Thượng Nguyên” or “Tết Nguyên Tiêu” in Vietnam; corresponding Japanese event Koshōgatsu); is a festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the lunar calendar, the last day of the lunisolar lunar New Year celebration celebrated with Chinese Lantern.

 

Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

It is not to be confused with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is sometimes also known as the “Chinese Lantern Festival” in locations such as Singapore and Malaysia. During the Chinese Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns (simplified Chinese: 猜灯谜; traditional Chinese: 猜燈謎; pinyin: cāidēngmí). It officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations.Chinese lanterns may different types such as floating Chinese lantern or flying Chinese lantern.

Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

Here are many different beliefs about the origin of the Chinese Lantern Festival, however, it is likely to have had something to do with celebrating and cultivating positive relationships between people, families, nature and the higher beings that were believed to be responsible for bringing or returning the light each year.

Chinese Lantern

One legend tells us that it was a time to worship Taiyi, the God of Heaven in ancient times. The belief was that the God of Heaven controlled the destiny of the human world. He had sixteen dragons at his beck and call and he decided when to inflict drought, storms, famine or pestilence upon human beings. Beginning with Qinshihuang, the first emperor of China, who named China, all the emperors ordered splendid ceremonies each year. The emperor would ask Taiyi to bring favorable weather and good health to him and his people.

Chinese Lantern festival is a great festival.